I love writing about family, whether that’s a family of housemates in Melbourne, a mother and her adopted daughter, or a small town community rocked by an alien sighting. My writing often combines drama and comedy, and everything always comes back to family relationships.
I grew up in Hobart, Tasmania and moved to Melbourne to study acting at the VCA in 2009. I worked as a playwright with Debra Oswald and Tommy Murphy, and studied screenwriting at RMIT until 2015, working with Chris Anastassiades and Michael Rowe on feature film concepts. Since then, I’ve worked with Michael Lucas, Christine Bartlett and others, mainly in television, but also developing and producing web content and short films.
2018 ‘Five Bedrooms’ Note-taker for Hoodlum & Channel Ten Worked as a note-taker for script development and then plotting sessions with Michael Lucas, Christine Bartlett and Anthony Mullins, for a TV Comedy/Drama in development with Channel Ten.
2018 ‘Plot Twist’ Film Victoria TV Development Lab Developed and pitched a six part TV drama concept through Film Victoria-funded lab ‘Plot Twist’, run by Clea Frost and Chris Corbett.
2017 Feature Development for ‘The Sticks’ Developed and workshopped a feature through a Tasmanian Genre Writer’s Retreat in Ross, and with professional actors in Melbourne.
2017 Script Editor for Princess Pictures Web Series Formatted and incorporated notes for late drafts of web series ‘The Wrong Kind of Black’, developed with Princess Pictures.
2016-2017 ‘Ex Ex’ Web Sitcom Wrote, directed and co-produced a web sitcom in association with Melbourne Polytechnic.
2016 Note-taker for Hoodlum Entertainment Worked for Leigh McGrath, Michael Lucas and Christine Bartlett as a note-taker on the development of drama series ‘Love When You Least Expect It’
2016 Live Reading- ‘Reckless Abandon’ Staged a reading of feature film ‘Reckless Abandon’- developed and edited by screenwriter/director Michael Rowe.
2015 ‘Think Inside the Box’ AWG TV Pilot Competition Longlisted for the AWG’s ‘Think Inside The Box’ TV concept competition, for the Tasmanian Gothic mini-series ‘The Sticks’.
2015 Received the Film Victoria Award for Highest Grading Student at RMIT Advanced Screenwriting Awarded for feature film ‘The Wolf in the Wind’, developed with Chris Anastassiades and workshopped with Denny Lawrence.
2015 Matchbox Pictures Internship Worked under Christa Foreman at Matchbox Pictures general office; also worked with Paddy MacCrae and Stephen Corvini in Scripted Development.
2015 Billie B Brown Development Worked as a note-taker with Princess Pictures on the development of a bible for Children’s animation ‘Billie B Brown’, with Kristy Fisher, Nova Weetman, Alix Beane and others.
2015-2017 Hub Studio Web Series Developed an episode for web series titled ‘The Bench’ with Sydney actor’s centre Hub Studios, directed by Nicholas Hope.
2015 ‘The Girl Who Was An Almond’ Wrote and co-produced a short film for Tropfest 2015 with director Rory Kelly.
2014-15 RMIT Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting Studied professional screenwriting at RMIT. The course involved the development of several film and television concepts, and the writing of three drafts of a feature.
2013-14 Ozco Development Grant I was awarded a development grant from the Australia Council to develop a site-specific work titled The Well Cycle. The work took place inside a normal suburban home, and involved two different storylines examining domestic violence and the role of the witness.
2009-11 Victorian College of the Arts I studied the three year Bachelor of Acting at VCA. In 2010, in my second year, as my ‘autonomous project’ I wrote a ten minute play which I then developed and presented with two other performers from my year. The script was called Jeremy.
2009 National Play Festival Sections of The Cygnet were read at the National Play Festival in Hobart as part of the ‘night-time readings’ program put on by the Australian Script Centre.
2008 Fresh Ink Writer’s Program In 2008, I was a part of the inaugural Fresh Ink writer’s program and travelled to Adelaide with playwrights Tommy Murphy and Debra Oswald to workshop The Cygnet. At the end of the program, my script was chosen to be further workshopped in Sydney and presented as part of ATYP’s end of year showcase.
2006-07 Is Theatre Winter Residency Developed my family drama play script The Cygnet through the Tasmanian Theatre Company- included a staged reading of the work.
I’ve also been involved as an actor in film and theatre for a number of years, including:
2017 (February) The Effect Tristan
Loud Mouth Theatre Company (Maeve McGregor)
2016 (Feb-Aug) The 52 Story Treehouse Andy
CDP National Tour (Liesel Baddorek)
2014 (August) A Lie of the Mind Frankie
The Grange Pop-up Theatre (Caleb Rixon)
2014 (April) The Legend of King O’Malley Angel
Don’t Look Away/La Mama (Phillip Rouse)
2012 Gorilla Joel VCA Masters (Tim Marshall)
Winner- Best Short Film, VCA, 2012
Winner- 2013 International Iris Prize, Cardiff
2011 Battlefield Young Man VCA Masters (Tim Marshall)